Saturday, Nov. 14 marked the grand opening of one of Chattanooga’s most unique lodging opportunities. Founded by two of our very own Covenant College alumni, Treetop Hideaways strives to fill the childhood craving for a tree house playground in a hotel room.
Founders of Treetop Hideaways Enoch Elwell and Andrew Alms fondly call their treehouse project “part glamping, part boutique hotel.” Both meticulously poured through plans and ideas to create what they thought would be the best short term residential experience.
Elwell and Alms combined the classic treehouse feel with brand new modern technologies to give their customers an adventurous and nostalgic experience. These treehouses resemble tiny houses and include a private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and sink, a fridge and microwave, access to the 1GIG citywide internet, a memory foam bed, and lots of reclaimed rustic charm.
These treehouses are sustainable and part of The Living Building Challenge, which requires buildings to produce more electricity and water than they consume. On Kickstarter, Elwell and Alms said, “The Living Building Challenge certification means that our treehouses will be net-positive, creating more electricity and water than they consume, and meeting rigorous energy standards.”
This project could not have happened if it were not for the help of friends, family, and the greater Chattanooga community. 232 people pledged through kickstarter to help Elwell and Alms with their project, raising over $34,000, and launching the project exactly one year ago this month.
Elwell and Alms celebrated the opening of Treetop Hideaways with a Grand Opening Party on November 14 where they had tours, food, nature walks, and games for the whole family. This welcome and kick off party was held in hopes that it would get people thinking more creatively when it comes to lodging.
Elwell and Alms want their guests to feel completely rested in these eco-certified treehouses, as well as energized and inspired by this innovative classic and new technology.
These treehouses are located at the bottom of Lookout Mountain, right in the woods of the beautiful Flintstone, GA. To book one today you can go to their website http://sleepinatree.co/ or https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5195894?s=f5Q5.